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2021 Ford Explorer Timberline Looks Reasonably Ruggedized

Ford is introducing a new trim level for the Explorer, targeting both outdoorsy types and those who desperately want to be but only manage to spend a couple of weekends at Kampgrounds of America. The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline delivers a mix of visual accouterments and practical components that should actually make the SUV better off-road. Don’t expect […] The post 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline Looks Reasonably Ruggedized appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, SUVs, Explorer, Don, Ford Motor Co, Ford Explorer, Timberline, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline, Ford Explorer Timberline, Kampgrounds


Williams Engineering and Italdesign Launching Joint EV Platform

Williams Advanced Engineering is teaming up with Italdesign to establish another electric vehicle platform targeting the wealthy — or an “upper-premium EV production solution,” according to those responsible for its development. Dubbed the EVX modular electric platform, the architecture uses large structural batteries and an abundance of recycled composites mixed in with lightweight aluminum. They should also be […] The post Williams Engineering and Italdesign Launching Joint EV Platform appeare...
Tags: Development, Williams, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Formula 1, EVs, Platforms, Skateboard, Williams Advanced Engineering, ITALDESIGN, Product Planning, WAE, Joint Platforms, Williams Engineering


Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado


Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again

In March, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. According to the Auto Care Association, this was the first month since August 2019 that VMT topped 300 million miles. To give you some perspective, the distance between the earth and the moon is only 238,856 miles, according to Wikipedia. Last year, U.S. drivers were stuck […] The post Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Media, Wikipedia, Traffic, Production, Industry, Autos, By The Numbers, News Blog, Auto Care Association, Pandemic, Product Planning, New Car Sales, Sign of the Times, VMT, Chart Of The Day


Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses

Honda Motor Company President Toshihiro Mibe’s first press conference, held April 23rd, was where he committed to solidifying Honda’s existing businesses. Honda is working to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and activities by 2050. Zero environmental impact not only for its products but their entire lifecycle. Areas of concentration include carbon neutrality, clean energy, […] The post Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Safety, Government, Global, Foreign Affairs, Green, Infrastructure, Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Clean Energy, Hydrogen, Honda, Electric Motorcycles


QOTD: Is the VW Taos a Worthy Successor to the Mk7 Golf?

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the 2022 Taos subcompact crossover, dialing things in at $24,190 for the base, front-wheel-drive version. The sum syncs up perfectly with the Golf hatchback the vehicle will effectively be replacing on the North American market (GTI excluded) and leaves us with some nagging questions about VW’s overall plan. Volkswagen is effectively killing […] The post QOTD: Is the VW Taos a Worthy Successor to the Mk7 Golf? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Qotd, Volkswagen Group, GTI, Taos, News Blog, Product Planning, SAIC Volkswagen, Question of the Day, Volkswagen Tharu, Volkswagen Taos, Vw Taos


2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here

Today the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its production debut. If this is the highlight of a century of innovation, what’s Cadillac been doing the rest of the time? Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is starting a new era ahead of schedule. You can place your order in September for a 2022 first-half delivery. “The 2023 Cadillac […] The post 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Marketing, Global, Sales, Green, Production, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Crossovers, Autonomous Vehicles, Export


2023 Vantas VX SUV and T-Go Coming to the U.S.

The Vantas VX SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2022. HAAH Automotive Holdings and Sicar announced yesterday that they will import Vantas and T-Go vehicles. This is a prelude to HAAH and Shanghai Sicar Automotive Technology manufacturing vehicles stateside. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed their U.S. manufacturing startup. A letter of intent […] The post 2023 Vantas VX SUV and T-Go Coming to the U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, China, Global, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Behind The Scenes, Trucks, Sales And Marketing, Suppliers, New Cars, SUVs, Branding, Joint Venture, Consolidation


Ford Evos: Blueprint for the Fusion Active?

Ford debuted a new concept in Shanghai today, one that might hint at the vehicle that will be filling in for the Fusion (Mondeo in Europe) as the automaker continues removing all traces of the sedan from its lineup. While the Evos is intended to become the manufacturer’s default midsize for the Chinese market, it seems […] The post Ford Evos: Blueprint for the Fusion Active? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, China, Fusion, Ford, Shanghai, Autos, Rumors, Concepts, Ford Fusion, Ford Motor Co, Ford Mondeo, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, New Models, Rumor Mill


2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has finally seen the light of day. It was about time, given all the fuzzy photos and hype prior to dropping today. More like a dull thud than a big bang, but here it is. Hyundai describes the Santa Cruz as groundbreaking, and that may be so. Tabbed a sport […] The post 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Jobs, Marketing, Sales, 2022, Korea, Autos, Awd, Trucks, Hyundai, New Cars, SUVs, Branding, Santa Cruz, Product Planning, Hyundai Santa Cruz


QOTD: Is VW Actually Harming EV Adoption With Its Renaming?

It’s no secret that we here at TTAC don’t agree on everything when it comes to cars, culture, or politics (Or sports. Using memes to troll staffers who cheer for rival teams is a favorite pastime in our Slack channel). We don’t speak as one editorial voice, nor do we practice neutral news reporting — […] The post QOTD: Is VW Actually Harming EV Adoption With Its Renaming? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, New Cars, Qotd, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, What The Hell, TTAC, Product Planning, Adventures In Marketing, Voltswagen


VW Microbus Successor Scheduled for 2024 American Launch

Remember the all-electric Microbus successor Volkswagen was chirping about a few years ago? If you don’t, you can be forgiven. Despite the model receiving loads of press after the automaker acknowledged it would indeed be coming to North America, reports on its progress started becoming incredibly rare by 2019. With #VanLife trending inside the United States, […] The post VW Microbus Successor Scheduled for 2024 American Launch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Buzz, Microbus, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Type 2, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, Vanlife


Jaguar Is Going to Try and Sell the I-Pace in India

Jaguar Land Rover unveiled its all-electric SUV to the Indian market this week, proving that it’s dead serious about expanding the I-Pace’s customer base. While parent company Tata Motors undoubtedly has a fondness for its home region, we cannot help but wonder if its a market worthy of pursuit considering the model’s starting price. The manufacturer […] The post Jaguar Is Going to Try and Sell the I-Pace in India appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: India, Marketing, Sales, Markets, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Indian Market, Tata Motors, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning, Jaguar I-Pace, I-Pace


Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk & Co Playbook, Introduces C40 Recharge

There was a time when practically any automaker could earn a few brownie points by proclaiming that they too would be transitioning toward becoming an electric-only manufacturer by [insert year here]. But times have changed and EVs have been around long enough for consumers to expect more than a promise that there would someday be […] The post Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk & Co Playbook, Introduces C40 Recharge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, Crossover, Volvo Cars, Brand Strategy, News Blog, Product Planning, XC40, C40, Volvo C40 Recharge, Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk amp, Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk Co Playbook


Jaguar Land Rover Deathwatch: Hitting Reset on EV Development

Jaguar Land Rover has canceled several planned vehicles and opted to reassess its Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) after the company started fretting about the probability of unmet emissions requirements. Chief Financial Officer Adrian Mardell addressed investors on Friday to explain that all subsequent development of the platform would be postponed indefinitely. Ironic, considering MLA was […] The post Jaguar Land Rover Deathwatch: Hitting Reset on EV Development appeared first on The Tr...
Tags: Corporate Strategy, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, EVs, Industry News, MLA, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning, Deathwatch, JLR deathwatch, Jaguar Land Rover Deathwatch


Tesla Model S Prototype Spotted With Fabled Steering Yoke

Several weeks ago, Tesla officially announced planned updates to the Model S and Model X as part of a comprehensive refresh. The vehicles would be getting more interior screens, improved software, and a top-of-the-line “Plaid” trim. Customers are also supposed to be given the option of purchasing a butterfly-shaped steering rig — which was quite the […] The post Tesla Model S Prototype Spotted With Fabled Steering Yoke appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Updates, Tesla, Autos, Model S, Model X, Tesla Motors, Interior Design, News Blog, Refresh, Product Planning, Yoke, Steering Wheels, Steering Yoke


Cadillac to Expand V-Series Performance Lineup, Blackwing

As much as we like to chide domestic automakers for abandoning traditional cars for the juicier margins of crossover vehicles, they haven’t done away with them entirely. Cadillac even went so far as to introduce Blackwing variants of the CT4-V and the CT5-V in 2021, something many claimed was necessary after the V-Series lost some of its […] The post Cadillac to Expand V-Series Performance Lineup, Blackwing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Blackwing, Cadillac, Escalade, News Blog, Product Planning, V-Series, CT4-V, CT5-V


Hyundai Reportedly Using SK Batteries for Ioniq 5

We recently published an article about Hyundai’s upcoming Ioniq 5 EV and closed by suggesting it might be desirable that North America wouldn’t be the first to get them. If you read our post about the automaker’s current situation with supplier LG Chem, you may have already been able to guess why we feel this […] The post Hyundai Reportedly Using SK Batteries for Ioniq 5 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Recalls, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Autos, Fire Risk, North America, EVs, Hyundai, Kona, LG Chem, Product Planning, Battery Electric Vehicle, BEVs, CATL, Kona Electric


Ford CEO Forgets Job Title, Pitches Puma ST

Ford CEO Jim Farley announced his fondness for the Puma ST at the start of the week, going so far as to state that he wished the crossover was available in North America and other markets. This resulted in a steady stream of outlets suggesting that he’s totally forgotten his role within the company. As head […] The post Ford CEO Forgets Job Title, Pitches Puma ST appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Puma, North America, Ford Motor Co, Fiesta ST, Ford Fiesta, Jim Farley, News Blog, Product Planning, Ford Puma, Puma ST, Puma ST. Ford


Ford Says All European Sales Will Be Battery Only by 2030

Another day, another automaker making promises about electric vehicles. Today’s company is Ford, which has vowed to make all European automotive sales electric-only by 2030. This comes with the footnote of having the ability to soften that promise with plug-in hybrids. But, since this is all about corporate virtue signaling, that’s not what automakers tend […] The post Ford Says All European Sales Will Be Battery Only by 2030 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Eu, Cologne, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Industry News, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Co, Ford of Europe, News Blog, Product Planning, Electric Promises, Factory News


Jaguar Going All Electric By 2025, Cancels Electric XJ Sedan

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it plans to have transitioned the Jaguar side of the business entirely to electric vehicles by 2025. Meanwhile, the more profitable Land Rover brand will be receiving its very first EV sometime in 2024. The plan is backed by a £2.5 billion (roughly $3.5 billion USD) investment. As usual, […] The post Jaguar Going All Electric By 2025, Cancels Electric XJ Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, EVs, Platforms, Tata, Electrification, Jaguar Land Rover JLR, Thierry Bollore, Jaguar XJ, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning


Audi Boss Paints Gloomy Picture for Small Automobiles

While Europe often appears as a safe haven for punchy subcompacts, the reality is that the continent’s biggest sellers happen to be reasonably sized automobiles equipped with a tepid engine option. The Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla, and Škoda Octavia (especially if you happen to travel through any former satellite states of the Soviet Union) are absolutely […] The post Audi Boss Paints Gloomy Picture for Small Automobiles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Audi, EVs, Electrification, Soviet Union, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Industry Trends, Small Cars


Adventures in Marketing: BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles

BMW published a four-minute and change ad a couple weeks ago for the start of the virtual CES 2021 show. Though this would not normally be a subject worth covering, this particular ad seems to indicate BMW believes their own E65 7-Series is for ridiculous out of touch Boomers. Marketing departments always know what they’re doing, […] The post Adventures in Marketing: BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Op-ed, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Ces, Industry, Editorials, Opinions, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Consumer Electronics Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, BMW 7 Series, Product Planning


Jaguar Land Rover Sales Falling Down

Jaguar Land Rover marked the end of 2020 in a quagmire, a sales slump of more than 20 percent worldwide.   Jaguar Land Rover pointed towards COVID-19 and a two-month production work stoppage as the cause of the downturn, almost a quarter less than what the automaker did in 2019. At a combined 23.6 percent […] The post Jaguar Land Rover Sales Falling Down appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, UK, Sales, Production, Autos, Jaguar Land Rover, Sales And Marketing, Slump, News Blog, Product Planning, Jaguar Land Rover Sales Falling Down


Toyota Trademarks Grand Highlander Nameplate

According to a report by gr86.org, Grand Highlander is the name Toyota has filed a trademark application for in the U.S. and Canada. In the story, it suggests a larger version of the existing Highlander is in the offing, likely to add more third-row passenger room and cargo space, with rear-end design changes to accommodate […] The post Toyota Trademarks Grand Highlander Nameplate appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Canada, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, New Cars, SUVs, Hybrid, News Blog, Product Planning, Grand Highlander


The Auto Enthusiast’s Realistic Christmas Wish List for the North American Auto Industry in 2020

French hot hatches. Affordable full-size wagons. Manual-shift rear-wheel-drive sports sedans under $30,000. Production versions of the Chevrolet Code 130R, Dodge Hornet, and Ford Start. The reincarnation of Isuzu’s VehiCROSS and Trooper. Standard-of-the-world Cadillac sedans and ordinary BMWs that drive as well as modern Cadillacs. A hiatus on coupe funerals. My unrealistic auto writer’s Christmas wish […] The post The Auto Enthusiast’s Realistic Christmas Wish List for the North American Auto I...
Tags: Opinion, Sales, Rants, Industry, Ford, Editorials, Autos, New Cars, Cadillac, Isuzu, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Holiday Wishlist, North American Auto Industry


Mitsubishi Teases New Outlander, Schedules Arrival for February

Mitsubishi released a teaser image of the new Outlander on Thursday, making good on the summer promise that it would actually continue designing new vehicles. Unlike the recently refreshed Eclipse Cross, the 2022 Outlander will be an entirely new model. The brand is promising refined, on-brand exterior styling and some modest changes in the vehicle’s […] The post Mitsubishi Teases New Outlander, Schedules Arrival for February appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, SUV, Autos, Crossovers, Mitsubishi, Outlander, Debuts, News Blog, Product Planning, New Models, Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi Motor Corp, 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander


Report: Japan May Ban Internal Combustion Vehicles Next Decade

The Japan Broadcasting Corporation, better known as NHK, reported that the island nation is considering banning new internal combustion engine cars by the mid-2030s this week. While we will continue to maintain that such an effort seems unrealistic when confronting the current realities of the market, Japan’s alleged plan offers a bit more leeway than […] The post Report: Japan May Ban Internal Combustion Vehicles Next Decade appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Government, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Auto Sales, Reports, Industry News, Bans, NHK, News Blog, Product Planning, Internal Combustion Ban, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Great Reset


New Details Emerge for Rivian R1T, R1S Configurations

Details of the upcoming Rivian R1T and R1S electric vehicles leaked just hours ahead of the company sharing some equipment options for the various trims and announcing that the online configurations (allowing you to build your own) will launch on November 16th. As of now, Rivian’s plan involves offering identical trims for the R1T pickup […] The post New Details Emerge for Rivian R1T, R1S Configurations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Pricing, News Blog, Product Planning, Electric Pickups, Rivian, R1T, R1S


Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ford is set to debut its new E-Transit electric van tomorrow. An announcement was made yesterday regarding the Transit’s production location. And the new van brings along some cash, and jobs as well. Claycomo, Kansas is now the confirmed production location of the E-Transit, as announced by […] The post Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Transit, Ford, Efficiency, Autos, Kansas, North America, EVs, Green Cars, Electric Cars, New Cars, Ev, Ford Transit, News Blog



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